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We had a Microsoft ISA 2006 server. After install firewall client by login script, we want to use script to change firewall client  to manually select ISA server.
How can i do this?
Many thanks.
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The Firewall Client stores the configuration information on an .ini file under C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Firewall Client 2004.

You can use scripting or group policy preferences to edit common.ini file. The values are quite self explanatory...

ServerName -
Disbaled - Disables Firewall Client
Autodetection - 1 to enable and 0 to disable.

Hope this helps.
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by:dickchan
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Do you mind show me some example about how script to change ini file content?
I am a newbie. Many thanks.
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You can use the attached script, which was from here - http://blogs.technet.com/pfe-ireland/archive/2008/05/08/scripting-how-to-edit-an-ini-file-from-a-script.aspx

Save the script as modini.vbs and call it from your log-on batch file like this

cscript //nologo modini.vbs "%appdata%\Microsoft\Firewall Client 2004\common.ini" "Autodetection" "0"
cscript //nologo modini.vbs "%appdata%\Microsoft\Firewall Client 2004\common.ini" "ServerName" "ISASERVERNAME"
cscript //nologo modini.vbs "%appdata%\Microsoft\Firewall Client 2004\common.ini" "TrayIconVisualState" "0"

The last line will hide the Firewall Client icon from the taskbar.

Hope this helps.
'Example: modini.vbs c:\folder\my.ini "Parameter" "new value"
 
Const ForReading = 1
Const ForWriting = 2
 
strINIFile = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)
strParam = WScript.Arguments.Item(1)
strValue = WScript.Arguments.Item(2)
 
If WScript.Arguments.Count <> 3 Then WScript.Quit
 
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strINIFile, ForReading)
 
Do Until objTextFile.AtEndOfStream
    strNextLine = objTextFile.Readline
 
    intLineFinder = InStr(strNextLine, strParam)
    If intLineFinder <> 0 Then
        strNextLine = strParam & "=" & strValue
    End If
 
    strNewFile = strNewFile & strNextLine & vbCrLf
Loop
 
objTextFile.Close
 
Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strINIFile, ForWriting)
 
objTextFile.WriteLine strNewFile
objTextFile.Close

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